Elvis Presley Blurs Lines Between Rock, Pop, And Country With Eddie Rabbitt’s ‘Kentucky Rain’

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Before Eddie Rabbitt gained fame as a singer, he began his career as a songwriter and the song that took him on a wild ride to success was “Kentucky Rain”, recorded by Elvis Presley.

After “Kentucky Rain,” Rabbitt proved he was a notable songwriter and his solo career as a singer took off.

Since the beginning of Presley’s career, people always wondered what genre he belonged in. Rock? Country? Pop? It didn’t matter, though, because the world loved him. His music was successful in every genre, which is why he will always be referred to as “The King.”

“Kentucky Rain” was a hit for Presley in 1970 and peaked at No. 16 on the pop charts. Not only did the legendary Eddie Rabbitt write it, it featured Ronnie Milsap on the piano.

The song was recorded on February 19, 1969 and released on January 29, 1970. It was a big hit for Presley and was included on a compilation album set Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1, which was released in August 1970.

“Kentucky Rain” pushed the envelope, genre wise, again, although it did appear on pop charts.

Listen to “Kentucky Rain” below.

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